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Anna Scholz and The Haven Charity – Your must have Summer dress

June 25th, 2014 4:41 pm





300 Sandwiches

June 18th, 2014 2:00 pm


We’re all suckers for a romantic love story but what really captures our hearts are romantic love stories based around food. So you won’t be surprised by our interest in the following story.

300 Sandwiches is the mastermind behind one American couple living in New York.

As the creator explains:

‘My boyfriend E is obsessed with two things: Star Wars and sandwiches. During a Sunday lunchtime viewing of “Return of the Jedi” he told me: “you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” … And so, I got cooking .’

300 Sandwiches tracks the journey between two people in love as they share experiences, emotions, their adventures, arguments, holidays, special times and average days over the course of making 300 sandwiches, which in turn, as promised leads to that all important proposal.

The sandwiches vary between sweet and savoury but every single one has had us drooling. E is one lucky man to have such a talented lady cooking for him and taking up the challenge.

Following the story we were glad to see that E couldn’t wait till the full 300 to propose, but gave in on sandwich 257.

What about the other 43 sandwiches? You’ll be as happy to hear as we were; the quest to finish all 300 sandwiches is still on and still being documented on the blog. We wish the happy couple all the best and of course thank you for all the delicious sandwich recipes.

As the saying goes the way to a man’s heart must be through his stomach.




The Topography of Tears

May 21st, 2014 10:44 am


The Topography of Tears is a study of 100 tears photographed through a standard light microscope by Rose –Lynn Fisher.

Rose explains ‘The project began in a period of personal change, loss, and copious tears. One day I wondered if my tears of grief would look any different from my tears of happiness – and I set out to explore them up close, using tools of science to make art and to ponder personal and aesthetic questions.’

This series includes a wide range of tears from Rose herself and others, showing tears of sorrow, frustration, rejection, happiness, tiredness and much more. Each tear shows a tiny part of someone’s history and emotion.

We found this study fascinating.  A simple concept that seems so obvious, it looks like our tears have personalities that mirror our moods. Every change of mood reflects a different formation in our tears.  We can’t believe how beautiful the images are and the patterns created, each unique to that one emotion felt at that time.

Of course there is a scientific reason behind why our tears are different. There are different types : basal (lubricating), reflex (responding to stimuli) and psychic (triggered by emotion). Each of our tears contain different substances , and the makeup of these depend on what type of tear is produced. For example, our emotional tears contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, which is a natural painkiller that the body releases to relieve stress, but tears caused by the same reason might look different once they have crystallized. “There are so many variables — there’s the chemistry, the viscosity, the setting, the evaporation rate and the settings of the microscope,” Fisher said.





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